Please tell me why I shouldn't keep my family's old silver plate.
I'm in the middle of a whole-house reorganization and cleaning. I have 94 pieces of 75+ years old silver-plated flatware. It's tarnished, but is decent stuff, Wallace, Wm. Rogers, etc, mismatched, some monogrammed, but a full set of flatware. Cons: I'll have to buy a chest for it, spend time polishing all of it, DH thinks our good-quality stainless steel is just fine. Pros: I don't know the pattern names, but research I've done indicates silver-plated flatware has no resale value, so its only value is if we keep it and use it. I'm having trouble just donating it or putting it in a yard sale. I think the cons outweigh the pros, but I need help getting rid of it. Can you say the magic word that will help me let go? Thank you, all.